Christian Davenport

Faculty Associate


Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
Professor, Department of Political Science


Ph.D. Binghamton University (Political Science)


Christian Davenport’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Christian Davenport’s Personal Website

Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4246, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–2321, United States


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Professor Davenport's primary research interests include political conflict (e.g., human rights violations, genocide/politicide, torture, political surveillance, civil war and social movements), measurement, racism and popular culture.

Selected publications. Please also see Christian Davenport’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)...

Media Bias, Perspective and State Repression: The Black Panther Party (Cambridge University Press - Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics; 2010 – Winner of the 2011 Best Book on Racial Power and Social Movements, American Political Science Association). See

State Repression and the Domestic Democratic Peace (Cambridge University Press – Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics; 2007)

The Coercive Weight of the Past: Temporal Dependence in the Conflict-Repression Nexus (with Cyanne Loyle and Chris Sullivan). International Interactions - Special Issue on Event Data. 38(4):1-17. 2012.

Protesting While Black? The Differential Policing of American Activism, 1960 to 1990 (with Sarah Soule and David Armstrong). American Sociological Review 76(1): 152-178. 2011.

State Repression and Political Order Annual Review of Political Science 10:1-23. 2007.